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Rey y Reina Competition

By Marketta A. Davis

The ENMU Office of Hispanic Affairs will be holding their annual Rey y Reina competition on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom.  The event will be open and free to the general public.  Contestants must be full-time Eastern students, able to meet the time commitments and job responsibilities as set forth by being crowned, and be knowledgeable of Hispanic culture.  The king and queen will receive the official title, a crown, and a $100 scholarship.

In being committed to the above-mentioned job responsibilities, the Hispanic Rey y Reina will be expected to participate in all Hispanic Affairs events as well major campus events such as Dawg Days and Homecoming activities.  Rey y Reina should also be dedicated to public service and will be representative of Hispanic culture.

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ENMU Sets Record Enrollment

By Marketta A. Davis

Eastern has set yet another enrollment record with a total of 5,574 students, a 9.7 percent increase from last year’s record.  This number includes both undergraduates and graduates comprised of 689 incoming freshmen, an increase of 12 percent from last year’s freshmen figures.  Alongside the enrollment and first-time freshmen records, student credit hours have grown by 6 percent and the freshman retention rate—how many students returned to ENMU—has gone from 62 to 64 percent.

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Pain In The Aid

By Tiffany Boyd

Financial aid is funding, intended to help in-coming and returning college students pay for the expenses of their college career. While by nature it provides beneficial support for students who need the extra help to pay for college, it can also be a burden for some.

According to the web page for ENMU’s Financial Aid office, the reasons for financial aid amounts are inconsistent from one year to the next, is “…commonly due to the income reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by either the student or the parents or possibly late filing of the FASFA.”

Also, if a student or the parents refuse to give details of their yearly income, this can effect if a student will receive any financial aid at all. This year many students have noticed, the amount estimated, as far as expenses for attending ENMU, is higher than what they are eligible to receive in financial aid. The most common solution students take to this is requesting additional loans on top of what they have already borrowed in order to equal the amount they had been awarded in previous semesters.Therefore, students find, they are having to pay more back for this school year than any other before due to these inconsistencies.

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Get Equal

By Johnathan Petit

Eastern New Mexico University’s Students for Equality-GSA (ENMUSFE) organization held its first meeting of the semester in the Sandia room on Tuesday, August 30th. Over 45 people came to support the meeting which included individuals and couples of many orientations, and from all walks of life. The group’s primary goal is to promote a hate-free atmosphere at ENMU, and the surrounding areas, and to further the movement of equal rights for all. 

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A Blast from the Past

ENMU student participating in Casino Night

By Tiffany Boyd

On Wednesday, September 7th, students were treated to an evening of fun and entertainment with the “Grease is the Word” Casino Night and Dance. This social event combined the excitement of playing traditional casino games within the sock hop dance era, the 50s.

Throughout the night, students played games to earn chips, which they used to bid on prizes in the auction at the end of the night. The games consisted of: Poker, Bingo, Black jack, Roulette, and the most popular game of the night, Texas Hold’em.

The dance floor was covered with retro colors of light, flickering, against the pink and black balloons that surrounded the dancing greyhounds. There were poodle skirts and slick back hair that brought the theme of “Grease” to reality.

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By Matt Hall

Does all that homework, the activities, the meetings and other such things have you  hanging on you like you’re running a marathon with a refrigerator on your back instead of a little three pound water bottle in your hand? Does it seem like there is no way out? College can be a stressful time in life, and it is not easy when it is coupled with a feeling of hopelessness.

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